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Suspicious vehicle check leads to felony drug arrest

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A check on a suspicious vehicle Friday morning led to the arrest of a North Little Rock man on multiple felony drug charges.

Todd Wesley Snyder, 43, who is on parole, was taken into custody shortly after 11:30 a.m. and charged with possession of meth with purpose to deliver, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, each punishable by up to six years.

Snyder remained in custody in lieu of bonds totaling $22,500 and was set to appear Monday afternoon in Garland County District Court for a plea and arraignment hearing.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Garland County sheriff's Cpl. Felix Hunter responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle "pulling in and out of driveways" in the 200 block of Morphew Road and located the vehicle, a tan Lincoln, and stopped it.

He made contact with the driver who initially gave a false name, but admitted he was Todd Snyder after Hunter found a credit card in his name in his possession. A computer check showed he had a parole violation warrant out of North Little Rock so he was taken into custody.

After being place in Hunter's unit, Snyder allegedly told him he had two baggies of meth in his underwear and handed them to the deputy. The baggies were confirmed to contain 11.1 grams of what later tested positive for meth.

Sgt. Josh Cannon arrived to assist and asked Snyder if he had anything else on him and he reportedly admitted he had a shower bag in the vehicle with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Cannon located the bag, which had two bags and a silver container of suspected marijuana, 31.6 grams total, a spoon with meth residue, three meth pipes and eight syringes with meth residue.

Agents with the 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force were notified and ordered the vehicle seized. The DTF is comprised of investigators from the Arkansas State Police, GCSD, Hot Springs Police Department, 18th Judicial District East prosecuting attorney's office and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Local on 02/13/2018

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